CAT Grammar Practice Question Set 04

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Directions: Correct the following sentences (if necessary) and give reasons for your corrections.
Question 1:
I can well afford to disregard him who is capable of making such statements.
Answer: I can well afford to disregard he who is capable of making such statements.
[Pronoun Case]

Question 2:
They were no more guilty than us.
Answer: They were no more guilty than we were.
[Use of Conjunctions]

Question 3:
By nature demanding, Balanchile insisted that his company practise as faithfully and as rigorously than he himself had.
Answer: By nature demanding, Balanchile insisted that his company practise as faithfully and as rigorously as he himself had.
[Use of Comparative Structures]

Question 4:
Let you and I see to it that we do not make such mistakes.
Answer: Let you and me see to it that we do not make such mistakes.
[Pronoun Case]

Question 5:
Taking odd days off is not half the satisfaction to me as a real holiday.
Answer: Taking odd days off is not half as satisfying as taking a real holiday.

Taking odd days off is not half the satisfaction as taking a real holiday is.


[Parallelism with Comparative Structures]


Question 6:
The whole block of buildings including two furniture stores and a drapery establishment were destroyed in the fire.
Answer: The whole block of buildings including two furniture stores and a drapery establishment was destroyed in the fire.
[Subject-Verb Agreement]

Question 7:
I would like to meet Mr. Smith, whom I take is the man you mean.
Answer: I would like to meet Mr. Smith, who I take is the man you mean.
[Pronoun Case]

Question 8:
Although the news had come as a surprise to all in the room, everyone tried to do their work as though nothing had happened.
Answer: Although the news had come as a surprise to all in the room, everyone tried to do his work as though nothing had happened.
[Subject-Verb Agreement]

Question 9:
Who were you talking to just now?
Answer: Whom were you talking to just now?
[Pronoun Case]

Question 10:
The road was lined with trees just like France.
Answer: The road was lined with trees just as in France.
[Use of Conjunction or Preposition]

Question 11:
He is doing his best to propitiate his master, whom he fears may be seriously offended by what has happened.
Answer: He is doing his best to propitiate his master, who he fears may be seriously offended by what has happened.
[Pronoun Case]

Question 12:
The Board was united in their support of the company’s legal actions and appeals.
Answer: -The Board was united in its support of the company’s legal actions and appeals. OR

-The Board were united in their support of the company’s legal actions and appeals.


[Subject-Verb Agreement]


Question 13:
The poems which he occasionally deigned to regale the fashionable world were invariably bad—stereotyped, bombastic, and even ludicrous.
Answer: The poems with which he occasionally deigned to regale the fashionable world were invariably bad—stereotyped, bombastic, and even ludicrous. OR

-The poems which he occasionally deigned to regale the fashionable world with were invariably bad—stereotyped, bombastic, and even ludicrous.
[Use of Prepositions]


Question 14:
The volunteer worker is a retired school teacher who is extremely concerned of the appallingly low rate of adult literacy in her community.
Answer: The volunteer worker is a retired school teacher who is extremely concerned about the appallingly low rate of adult literacy in her community.
[Use of Prepositions]

Question 15:
The reviewers agree that this is one of the most interesting novels that has recently been issued.
Answer: The reviewers agree that this is one of the most interesting novels that have recently been issued.


[Subject-Verb Agreement]


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